Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

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  • Rachael A.
    "Loved the overhead walk for the big cats and the beer garden"(7 Tips)
    Zachary M.
    "Americas first zoo - great cat & primate walkways."(3 Tips)
    Amy G.
    "The Primate House is the best"(3 Tips)
    Patricia G.
    "The new Kids petting zoo area is fantastic."(2 Tips)
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  • Bradlaugh H.
    Bradlaugh HigginbottomAugust 18
    Been here 10+ times
    Overhead trails, great conservation program.
  • Rashania
    RashaniaAugust 1
    Must visit
  • Caleb M.
    Caleb MarshMarch 27
    Not too big, and not too small, the Philadelphia Zoo is perfect for a day of family fun and exploration.If you are paying with a card, skip the line and use the kiosks, it's much faster and easier.
  • Ted R.
    Ted RoehmDecember 4, 2016
    Still nice to check out in the colder months. Santa at the treehouse, plus you can still see a lot of the animals out. Not all of course, but I was surprised in comparison to other zoos.
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia CortesNovember 28, 2016
    The big cats
  • F. Fanny S.
    F. Fanny SumiratOctober 21, 2016
    I like the tortoises...
  • Rachael A.
    Rachael AndersSeptember 9, 2016
    Loved the overhead walk for the big cats and the beer garden
  • Diana H.
    Diana HamiltonJuly 22, 2016
    Summer Ale Festival was so much fun! Love the exhibits and dancing!
  • Carol M.
    Carol MelvinJuly 16, 2016
    What an awesome zoo!!!! It was hotter than sin but we 💘 every minute of our time.
  • Darlene B.
    Darlene BelknapJune 7, 2016
    Wait for the camel ride was 45 min party group all riding solo.By the time it was our turn they told us only the kids could ride.At primate house they were set up for an event.Don't waste your money.
  • Darlene B.
    Darlene BelknapJune 4, 2016
    The monkey overhead walkways are a very nice addition.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GehrisMay 6, 2016
    Avoid coming on rainy days. None of the animals are out and there was only one indoor eating area, which was filled to capacity. The children still had a wonderful time. The Primate House is the best
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DavisMarch 24, 2016
    Such a part of the city's history. Great exhibits. Parking is tough though
  • Sam C K.
    Sam C KitchenMarch 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Much renovation lately. Parking needs to be addressed as well as traffic flow.
  • Chris S.
    Chris ScarcelleNovember 17, 2015
    Always a great place to take the kids
  • Jason D.
    Jason DoughertyNovember 7, 2015
    Great family place
  • Pinky B.
    Pinky Blyden 💋September 28, 2015
    They have a lot of great activities for the little ones.
  • michelle s.
    michelle sinkSeptember 20, 2015
    Something for everyone. Very kid and family friendly. Weekdays are best for avoiding crowds. But bring a lunch since most food courts are closed. Love the kids petting zoo.
  • Adrian W.
    Adrian WallaceSeptember 12, 2015
    Lions and Tigers and Bears...
  • Josema T.
    Josema TaverasAugust 31, 2015
    The place is wonderful. Love how the animals have so much room to move around.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WardAugust 3, 2015
    Great zoo!
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaAugust 3, 2015
    America's first zoo. Parking is easy now with new deck. Plenty of shade throughout to keep you cool on hot days.
  • Julia T.
    Julia TrutenJuly 12, 2015
    A memorable experience from growing up here.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    Nations oldest zoo!
  • Igal G.
    Igal GhitelmanJuly 4, 2015
    Horrible parking and traffic, get there early!
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary MartzJune 30, 2015
    Americas first zoo - great cat & primate walkways.
  • ed P.
    ed PoprikJune 17, 2015
    The primate house is great, leave time to stop in several times during day because you will see something new each time!
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CainJune 11, 2015
    Great zoo with amazing new big cats exhibit. Tigers and lions can walk over you and explore the zoo. Parking is $15 and don't forget to mention if you're in the military
  • Chika K.
    Chika KomatsuApril 22, 2015
    A lot of walking and many amines to see
  • EMMANUEL L.
    EMMANUEL LUCASApril 13, 2015
    It was normal zoo animals and activities. The kids got to ride a pony and pet animals in the petting zoo. There also a small train. The animals were active
  • Oladipo O.
    Oladipo OwoyomiApril 13, 2015
    The burger, chocolate ice cream, horse riders, roaring lions...an amazing experience
  • Diamond W.
    Diamond WilliamsApril 1, 2015
    My son loves it
  • Mii K.
    Mii KiiJanuary 27, 2015
    Excellent place to bring your kids.
  • Nlisah ..
    Nlisah .December 25, 2014
    You have to get the yearly membership pass! Saves you tons of money and is available for you and all your family for a low price. Special membership only visits and savings.
  • Patricia G.
    Patricia GillettNovember 15, 2014
    The new Kids petting zoo area is fantastic.
  • Rob L.
    Rob LOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Saving the planet one paper straw at a time.
  • ISEPTAPHILLY
    ISEPTAPHILLYSeptember 11, 2014
    SEPTA PASS PERK alert! Receive $1 off SEPTA PZ Express tickets (up to 4) purchased onsite when you present your valid SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass, or One Day Independence Pass.
  • jason
    jasonAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Some kids loose their nerve crossing the rope bridge!
  • Mike P.
    Mike PasnickAugust 13, 2014
    Season pass for 2 is less than a hundred bucks & includes parking. .. is good for twelve months.
  • Deb d.
    Deb de la FuenteAugust 12, 2014
    Very good zoo!
  • Nate B.
    Nate BronsteinAugust 10, 2014
    New improvements to the zoo were completely worth it!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BaltonAugust 9, 2014
    Watch grown men make kissy noises at large rodents.
  • Rik V.
    Rik ValentineJune 10, 2014
    It's very annoying to come to the Zoo on a nice summer afternoon and find that most of the food and drink places are closed. Very dissatisfied.
  • Brian J.
    Brian JonesJune 8, 2014
    Alot of fun.
  • Lucille W.
    Lucille WebbJune 8, 2014
    Ask for a cool zoo map to find your way around easily
  • Slightly P.
    Slightly PerfectJune 7, 2014
    The new walkways in the sky for the animals were great. You can bring in your own snacks and drinks, too! They have strollers available for rent. Peacock stalking is also available.
  • eyuni
    eyuniApril 28, 2014
    Don't forget your sun block!
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel ForeacreApril 27, 2014
    Giant Elephant Shrews are really freaking cute.
  • Pietra N.
    Pietra NicholeApril 8, 2014
    Do not go on a rainy day...lol
  • Moose
    MooseMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Lions, and tigers and bears, oh my!
  • Triquetra 3.
    Triquetra 331November 6, 2013
    Love this place!
  • dauristv t.
    dauristv tvNovember 2, 2013
    Imptesianante
  • Joshua R.
    Joshua RiveraSeptember 8, 2013
    Animals are still way better than most children (and parents)
  • Brenda F.
    Brenda FalusiAugust 12, 2013
    Great family zoo, but bring bug spray!
  • Myra M.
    Myra MrowickiAugust 10, 2013
    First Time!
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AshbyJuly 27, 2013
    Lame zoo. I'd rather be at the aquarium
    Downvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Barbara B.
    Barbara BenjaminMay 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    New children's zoo is awesome!
  • Becka B.
    Becka BoyerMay 16, 2013
    The new petting zoo is amazing for kids of any age!
  • Marceli L.
    Marceli LadaMay 2, 2013
    Cool place, not that big, but the animals are very close and easy to see.
  • Gary P.
    Gary ProdrickApril 22, 2013
    This is Americas first Zoo.Make sure you plan on paying for parking here.leave your self enough time at this Zoo very popular.they are always upgrading this Zoo. this is a Great Zoo to visit.Have Fun.
  • Stan H.
    Stan HorwitzApril 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the McNeil Avian Center. Many colorful birds to see there.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    America's first zoo, the best exhibits here are the Big Cats and the Primate Reserve. Watch out for peacocks, they're not as nice as they look!
  • Ying J.
    Ying JJFebruary 2, 2013
    Amazing!!!!
  • Reggie
    ReggieDecember 26, 2012
    Nice view from the train
  • Nefertiti
    NefertitiSeptember 22, 2012
    Wash those handsss really good!!
  • Aashish P.
    Aashish PandyaJuly 28, 2012
    No elephants !
  • Brendan B.
    Brendan BreslinMay 28, 2012
    Do not go to the frog lot entrance!!!!!!!
  • Ronald B.
    Ronald BraxtonMay 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I love this place.
  • Philadelphia Z.
    Philadelphia ZooApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Visit First Niagara Big Cat Falls and you just might be lucky enough to see the new African lioness Tajiri!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MesiarikMarch 29, 2012
    Take some time between viewing the animals to admire the flora and fauna. There are some amazing trees to view at the zoo too.
  • SidJacks
    SidJacksMarch 8, 2012
    If you go to the Tiger Lot late and no one is there, just park!
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HaynesNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring quarters or singles to buy food to feed the ducks, sheep and goats.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HaynesNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to watch Amtrak trains go by on Zoological Drive.
  • Rebecca L.
    Rebecca LeeOctober 13, 2011
    Do the swan boats, they're silly but fun.
  • THELONERANG3R
    THELONERANG3ROctober 12, 2011
    Great trip for your kids especially the treehouse if your child is the adventurous type
  • Louie 李景雲 L.
    Louie 李景雲 LeeOctober 9, 2011
    Make sure you see the train to see if you want to pay money before buying . Rumor: adults don't pay.
  • Jamie C.
    Jamie CoyleSeptember 17, 2011
    the season pass is worth it!
  • Alisa L.
    Alisa LeposkiSeptember 5, 2011
    Make sure you see the river otters. They put on the best show
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGahanAugust 22, 2011
    If you plan on going to the zoo more then once a year get a membership. It will save you money in the long run
  • Fordcast Tour
    Fordcast TourAugust 22, 2011
    If you have time, check out the Philly Zoo! America’s 1st zoo features 1,600+ animals from around the world & 42 acres of picturesque Victorian gardens. Pack lunch & have a picnic!
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly H.August 10, 2011
    The face painting rocks!
  • Philadelphia Z.
    Philadelphia ZooAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Connect with the Philadelphia Zoo while visiting and from home using the Philadelphia Zoo Smartphone application. Includes a GPS enabled map, Today section, live Twitter stream, animals and more! Read more
  • Kate R.
    Kate RoparsJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Going to the Summer Ale Fest here is one of the best decisions you could ever make!
  • NBC Philadelphia
    NBC PhiladelphiaJuly 18, 2011
    An early-morning, Christmas Eve fire in the 'World of Primates' building killed 23 animals in 1995, all endangered species. In 1999, the 'Peco Primate Reserve' opened to replace the lost building.
  • Kay H.
    Kay HollenbachJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check the moat for the Andean bear
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 16, 2011
    Did you know? When it opened in 1874 as America’s first zoo, admission was 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. Read more
  • Kate J.
    Kate JesseJune 7, 2011
    Pack a lunch and eat at the impala fountain. The mist feels great on a hot day!
  • ❦ Desiree ❦
    ❦ Desiree ❦April 30, 2011
    Do yourself a favor and pack your lunch. The food is outrageous
  • Michael X B.
    Michael X Bell😏March 23, 2011
    take the kids, a great place to spend the day
  • Steve E.
    Steve EvansJanuary 14, 2011
    Go see the polar bears! Love seeing them swim from the lower viewing area.
  • Isabelo P.
    Isabelo PareñaNovember 20, 2010
    hahaha !~amazing here !~
  • Erik F.
    Erik FloridaOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on a cool day, 60-70, after noon. More animals out and active.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SchmeckOctober 17, 2010
    See the baby giraffe, she is too cute
  • Robin J.
    Robin JSeptember 18, 2010
    Peacock stalking...
  • Angella S.
    Angella SargentAugust 30, 2010
    see the baby monkey!
  • Jess H.
    Jess HillardAugust 22, 2010
    If you have a family, get a membership! One visit a year and it practically pays for itself! You get entry to the Treehouse with it as well.
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SerranoAugust 18, 2010
    Its a great place to bring your children (as an excuse to come yourself)!
  • Glennie H.
    Glennie HandyAugust 1, 2010
    Had a blast..Be sure to wear your sneakers!
  • Andy G.
    Andy GeleffJuly 31, 2010
    Avoid field trips and little children at all costs.
  • Brooklyn B.
    Brooklyn BillmaierApril 23, 2010
    Go after 2pm on school days to avoid the massive field trip crowds!
  • Toni B.
    Toni BurkeApril 23, 2010
    Sea otters are amazing
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 16, 2010
    Opened in 1874, this is the first zoo in the US. It's home to more than 1,300 animals, many of which are rare & endangered and is the only zoo breeding giant otters in North America.
  • Galen F.
    Galen FitzpatrickApril 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The big snapping turtle is named Meatball. He breathes air, so if you wait long enough, he'll have to move, and that is an impressive sight indeed.
  • Galen F.
    Galen FitzpatrickApril 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Right when you come into Bank of America Big Cat Falls there is a chain link fence with a bit of vegetation against it. Look down, one of the big cats likes to laze about in that shade.
  • paul m.
    paul mullerApril 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Park in the frog lot on the street behind the zoo. So much easier to get out.
  • Mimi S.
    Mimi ShellerMarch 20, 2010
    Ride your bike to avoid Saturday traffic jam
  • Cesia G.
    Cesia GarciaApril 26, 2014
    Pero no habían elefantes por el momento :(
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